Kevorkian archive opens as physician-assisted deaths rise

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Just days before she died with Dr. Jack Kevorkian's assistance, Merian Frederick could not speak or hold up her head without help from her daughter, Carol Poenisch.

  • Written by JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press

60 years after boycott, using Montgomery bus can be trying

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two blocks from the spot where Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, 17-year-old Tanesha Wilson listens to earbuds as she waits for the No. 8.

  • Written by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press

Suspect in Colorado clinic shooting to appear in court

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs lived a troubled, isolated life in the mountains of South Carolina and Colorado, but acquaintances said he never hinted that he would target the organization.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Addressing the twin threats of global warming and extremist violence, the largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that by striking an ambitious deal to cut emissions they can show terrorists what countries can achieve when they are united.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press